Different From the Others

(Richard Oswald Productions, 1919)

A man struggles with his sexuality while fighting a blackmailer who threatens to reveal that he is gay.

This two reel edit of Different From the Others — the only surviving version of the film — was made in 1927 and is also known as The Laws of Love: Innocent But Outlawed! and From the Briefcase of a Sexologist: Innocent But Outlawed!.


Starring Conrad Veidt, Fritz Schulz, Reinhold Schünzel, and Anita Berber
Directed by Richard Oswald




Image quality:



480p SD


29 minutes



This video is not available for individual purchase. It can only be had as part of the following video collections or DVDs:

  • More info
    On-demand DVD
    Gay Films #1 (DVD)
    This collection contains two gay-themed short films.
    • Salomé (Nazimova, 1923)
    • Different From the Others (Richard Oswald, 1919)